Evening News March 27

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Good evening and welcome to the NCWLIFE Evening News. I’m Grant Olson. Before we get to today’s top stories, let’s take a quick look outside our weather window:

And now, a few of the stories we’re following for you tonight, The case of the Deputy versus the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office may not be over just yet, and, A Western Washington teen was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital following a snowmobile accident on top of Blewett Pass Sunday afternoon.

But first, we begin tonight:

Congressman Dan Newhouse met with a group of farmers and ranchers today in East Wenatchee as part of a District-wide ag listening tour of Central Washington. The Congressman was seeking input on the pending Federal Farm Bill but the discussion touched on a variety of issues of concern including Government over-regulation, water, Labor and trade. Newhouse talked afterwards with NCWLIFE News.

The Congressman was also set to meet in Pateros today for another meeting with Okanogan County farmers. Newhouse’s Wenatchee visit also included a driving tour of the Apple Capital Loop Trail.

This Thursday night, area residents have the opportunity to watch a slide lecture and workshop regarding how noxious weeds invade our neighborhood foothills. Here’s more on that story. . .

The case of the Deputy versus the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office may not be over just yet. In a motion filed last week, the attorney representing Chelan County asked Judge John Hotchkiss to lower the damage award to Deputy Jennifer Tyler of 500-thousand dollars or call a new trial.

Following the weeklong trial earlier this month in Douglas County Superior Court, Tyler was awarded the damages after a jury found that the Sheriff’s Department was guilty of wrongful employment retaliation. The motion asks the judge to schedule a re-trial or order a reduction of damages. Tyler was awarded 500-thousand dollars plus 65-hundred in lost wages on March 7th. Tyler’s attorneys argued that the trial was fair, the award was not out of line and Tyler’s responses on the stand were not prejudicial. Judge Hotchkiss told the court he will review both sides of the case and will have an answer sometime in early April.

Coming up next, A Bridgeport man recently was awarded the Medal for Valor by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, and, Two people are in custody after being caught early Monday morning after leading sheriff’s deputies on a multi-mile pursuit across eastern and central Grant County. I’m Grant Olson and you’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News.

Welcome back, and in other news…

A Western Washington teen was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital following a snowmobile accident on top of Blewett Pass Sunday afternoon. Sergeant Kent Sisson of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office says the victim’s cell phone helped rescuers find the 17-year old Bellingham boy who suffered a significant injury. . .

Responders from the sheriff’s department, Chelan County Fire Districts 3 and 6, and Cascade Ambulance all assisted in the search. Rescuers reached the boy by snowmobile about two miles from the Blewett Pass Sno-Park.

A Bridgeport man recently was awarded the Medal for Valor by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, in the early morning hours of January 1st, 2018, Michael and Taralee McFadden of Bridgeport were awakened to find their house on fire.  Even though it appeared their only way of escape was through a bedroom window, Michael knew his stepson would be trapped in his room.

Mr. McFadden then ran through the flames into the boy’s room, scooped the child into his arms, and ran back through the flames and out of the house to safety. Mrs. McFadden was able to escape through the bedroom window. The home was burned to the ground and Mr. McFadden spent 52 days in the hospital recovering from his burns. At a ceremony on Monday, Sheriff Gjesdal presented Michael McFadden the Medal for Valor at a Board of County Commissioners meeting in Waterville.

Two people are in custody after being caught early Monday morning after leading sheriff’s deputies on a multi-mile pursuit across eastern and central Grant County.

A sheriff’s deputy started following a stolen vehicle around 12:20 a.m. near Road U-Southeast and Road 3-Southeast. Another deputy joined in the chase, which reached speeds of 80 miles per hour and traveled west through the central part of the county.

Deputy David De La Rosa and his K-9 Grizzly then joined the pursuit and caught the driver, 23-year old Casandra J. Ochoa, and took her into custody. The passenger, identified as 24-year-old Bulmaro Hernandez, was later found around 2:00 a.m. while hiding next to a nearby shed. Ochoa is in the Grant County Jail for investigation of felony eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle. Hernandez is jailed for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle and an outstanding felony warrant.

Wenatchee Police Department has issued a new uniform badge. The idea for the design originated from a photograph taken of a sunrise above Saddlerock by David Erho.

You’re watching the NCWLIFE Evening News. Coming up next, your sports update with Jay Seabeck and our feature story tonight. That and much more still to come on the NCWLIFE Evening News, stay with us.

Good Evening everybody, I’m Jay Seabeck with your Tuesday Evening Sports Update.

Tonight at 7PM we have a big rivalry matchup between the Eastmont wildcats and Wenatchee Panthers in Boys soccer. We’ll be at the apple bowl live with our soccer broadcasters Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen. The Panthers currently sit atop the Big 9 with 4 wins 1 tie and 1 loss on the season, Eastmont sits in third with 4 wins and 1 loss on the season. Going on currently out in Yakima Moses Lake is playing Davis in Yakima, this means Davis could easily secure the 1 seed if Wenatchee ties or loses to Eastmont.

Exciting basketball news coming out of cashmere last night

The Cashmere girls basketball team may have come up short this year in their championship run but the season didn’t end there for all-star Hailey Van Lith. Over the weekend the national championship for USA Basketball’s U18 3-on-3 tournament was held in Colorado Springs. Van Lith was teamed with Aliyah Boston from the US Virgin Islands, Samantha Brunelle of Virginia, and Paige Bueckers of Minnesota. As is usual, HVL led her team through the tournament and was able to secure a championship victory. Following the tournament Van Lith was nominated as the Most Valuable Player in the girl’s tournament. This is just another accolade for the sophomore during what is clearly going to be a historic career in high school basketball.

The Seattle Mariners played the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale at Talking Stick park. This was there final game of the preseason. The Mariner Home Opener in Seattle is Thursday Night at Safeco Field watch that on Root Sports, First Pitch coming down at 7:10Pm. This will be King Felix’s 10th Consecutive opening day start at Safeco Field

The Wenatchee Wild punched their ticket to the next round of the BCHL Playoffs over the weekend. Last night in game 7 of the BCHL Playoff series between Penticton and trail, the smoke eaters knocked off vees 4-2. This means the Wild will be playing the Smoke Eaters who they went 4-2 against in the regular season, including sweeping them at home. A good sign for the Wenatchee Wild as they are the highest seed left of the four teams remaining in the playoffs giving them home ice advantage in if they make it to BCHL Championship series.

Coming up on the NCWLIFE Channel this week

Thursday night on the ncwlife channel we have Hockey Night, where you can watch the Wenatchee Wild in their playoff game number 4 against Vernon from March 21st, call of the wild starts that at 7pm.

Friday Night we have Wenatchee Panther Baseball live on the ncwlife channel, they are taking on Sunnyside, tune in live at 5:30.

Then Saturday its Lacross Live at the Apple Bowl, Chiawana comes to town, we’ll be there live at 1PM at the Apple Bowl. And at 7pm that night watch the Wenatchee Wild take on Vernon in game 5 of the recently finished playoff series.

Wrapping up our sports cast we have some ugly news coming out of seattle where the Seahawks have cut backup quarterback Treyvonne Boykin, following accusations of domestic violence. Police in Mansfield Texas are investigating these allegations as Boykin’s girlfriend suffered severe injuries resulting in her jaw needing to be wired shut. This Leaves Austin Davis as Seattle’s only back up quarterback on the roster heading into the NFL Draft.

With your Evening sports news I’m Jay Seabeck, back to you grant.

Thanks Eric,

 

Stemilt Growers profiles the winners of the company’s Snappiest Lil Snapper contest in a new video. The contest asked parents to share funny stories and videos of their kids. Stemilt’s communications manager, Brianna Shales says the contest helped build brand recognition through an easy, fun contest that parents were eager to participate in. . .

Stemilt chose 11 winners to receive prize packs that included a bag of Lil Snappers Piñata apples, a bento lunch box, an apple corer and a Visa gift card. The grand prize-winner’s Visa gift card was $1,000.

We’ll be back in just a moment with a recap of some of our top stories and your complete local weather forecast right after this.

And now a recap of some our top stories. . .

The case of the Deputy versus the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office may not be over just yet. In a motion filed last week, the attorney representing Chelan County asked Judge John Hotchkiss to lower the damage award to Deputy Jennifer Tyler of 500-thousand dollars or call a new trial.

Following the weeklong trial earlier this month in Douglas County Superior Court, Tyler was awarded the damages after a jury found that the Sheriff’s Department was guilty of wrongful employment retaliation. The motion asks the judge to schedule a re-trial or order a reduction of damages. Tyler was awarded 500-thousand dollars plus 65-hundred in lost wages on March 7th. Tyler’s attorneys argued that the trial was fair, the award was not out of line and Tyler’s responses on the stand were not prejudicial. Judge Hotchkiss told the court he will review both sides of the case and will have an answer sometime in early April.

A Western Washington teen was airlifted to Central Washington Hospital following a snowmobile accident on top of Blewett Pass Sunday afternoon. Sergeant Kent Sisson of the Chelan County Sheriff’s office says the victim’s cell phone helped rescuers find the 17-year old Bellingham boy who suffered a significant injury. . .

Responders from the sheriff’s department, Chelan County Fire Districts 3 and 6, and Cascade Ambulance all assisted in the search. Rescuers reached the boy by snowmobile about two miles from the Blewett Pass Sno-Park.

A Bridgeport man recently was awarded the Medal for Valor by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

According to a press release from Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal, in the early morning hours of January 1st, 2018, Michael and Taralee McFadden of Bridgeport were awakened to find their house on fire.  Even though it appeared their only way of escape was through a bedroom window, Michael knew his stepson would be trapped in his room.

Mr. McFadden then ran through the flames into the boy’s room, scooped the child into his arms, and ran back through the flames and out of the house to safety. Mrs. McFadden was able to escape through the bedroom window. The home was burned to the ground and Mr. McFadden spent 52 days in the hospital recovering from his burns. At a ceremony on Monday, Sheriff Gjesdal presented Michael McFadden the Medal for Valor at a Board of County Commissioners meeting in Waterville.

A cold front now along the northwest corner of the state will brought windy weather conditions today with rain and mountain snow showers in Idaho and along the Cascade Crest. The Wenatchee Valley saw afternoon winds between 10 and 20 mph with gusts around 28 mph. By Wednesday and right through Saturday, a large area of high pressure sitting out in the Pacific will move inland bringing us dry, sunny and warm weather for early Spring with high temperatures in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s. Slightly cooler temperatures return on Sunday with mostly sunny skies and light wind. It looks as though by early next week we will see some more instability and cooler temperatures.

And that’s going to do it for our newscast tonight. For more on these stories and other news from around North Central Washington, you can find us on Facebook or our website at ncwlife.com. And, remember, if you see news happening we’d like to hear from you.  You can send us an email at news@ncwlife.com, or give us a call 888-NCWL (6295). Also, keep it right here on the NCWLIFE Channel tomorrow morning for Wake Up Wenatchee Valley with host Dan Kuntz and news with Steve Hair. Thanks for joining us and have a great night.